House Appropriators Inject Additional $272 Million Into Abrams Upgrades

By Tony Bertuca / June 10, 2011 at 8:31 PM
The House Appropriations Committee has approved an additional $272 million for the Abrams tank upgrade program despite the Army's to desire cease tank production for three years, according to documents reviewed by Inside the Army . The same amount of additional funding was also approved by the House Armed Services Committee in its version of the fiscal year 2012 defense budget last month. The Army has planned to shut down tank production between 2013 and 2016, which several lawmakers have...

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